HHS Tightens Enrollment Rules, Loosens Co-Op Funding Restrictions In ACA

(May 9, 2016, 2:41 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The government on May 6 announced an interim final rule tightening Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) special enrollment periods (SEPs) and giving consumer-operated health plans more freedom to obtain funding.

(Interim final rule available. Document #93-160525-008X.)

Insurers claimed that individuals signing up during the SEPs were sicker than normal and were costing them money.

The SEPs allow people who moved into a new residence to change or enroll in ACA plans.

SEPs

The rule becomes effective May 11. The rule limits...
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